I bet I know what you're thinking. You're thinking you're damn glad it's Friday. Okay, fine, that was a given. But do you know what else you're thinking? You're thinking that between this blog, other blogs, news outlets, youtube and all of your social networks...that you just don't have enough to do on the internet. So I'm here to provide you with one more additional time sink. That's right...it's time to play Pinterest.
So what is Pinterest you ask? It's a photo sharing site that is a bit like a tumblr collage. And in the last couple of months its become one of the most popular (and fasted growing) sites on the nets.
So how does it work? First you create boards. Boards are a blank space to which you can pin photos or videos from anywhere on the internet. Most boards have some sort of unifying theme, like fashion or food or animals or travel.
Then anytime you see a photo or video you'd like added to one of your boards, you pin it with a button that you add to your browser toolbar. If you like someone else's pin, you can re-pin it. And similar to Twitter, people can follow you or you can follow them and see when they've pinned something new.
And that's it. No, really, that's it. There's really not much to it. Some people find practical uses for their boards - like wedding planning, room redecorating or wish lists. Others, like me, use it for completely superfluous reasons like making a board composed entirely of creepy vintage drawings of cats. No, wait, that's actually just me.
Because we love you all (or were bored - definitely one of those two), Forever Young Adult made its own Pinterest account this week. Some of our boards are practical, like a quick visual guide to tv shows or books we love and think you should too. Others are just eye pornography filled with delicious desserts or tasty drinks. And some we wish were straight up pornography, but that's probably against the terms of service and besides, I'm 99% sure Taylor Kitsch hasn't done porn. That 1% of doubt probably means it's worth investigating.
So yes, we made a board comprised entirely of sexy photos of Taylor Kitsch. We know you could just Google image search him yourself, but sometimes Google likes to show you things that aren't Taylor or (even worse) photos of Taylor who may or may not be underage and has terrible blonde helmet hair. Really, I think this last paragraph stands as my thesis as to why Pinterest really matters.
If you're already on Pinterest, you can follow FYA here. If you don't have account and would like one, you can request an invite from their main page. Or leave us a comment and we can send you an invite (just make sure to put your email in the email field of the comment form). And sound off in the comments with ideas of boards you'd be interested in seeing FYA make!